Swimming season best in years

Brielle Smiley
Senior Rachel Stevens comes up for air as she participates in the breast stroke.

  Twelve of the Sheridan High School Lady Broncs swim team have over 40 qualifications for state. The team is foreshadowing a successful end to the season.

  “We’re hoping to place in the top three. We’ve been placing second or third so far in each meet so we’re doing pretty good.” says Cassandra Robinson, one of the already qualified swimmers for state by two seconds sub qualification time. “We have a lot of qualifying swimmers and divers so that can contribute to our score” Sara VonKrosigk, a diver, says after being asked how she felt about the future outcome of state. Last year Brielle Smiley and VonKrosigk didn’t qualify for diving until conference but this year, only two meets into the season, both the divers have qualified for state. Whitney Migrants, one of the freshman, has also qualified.

  Robinson is having a great season compared to last year. “Last year I was 0.7 of a second from qualifying at conference. I didn’t make it so I didn’t get to go to state and this year I’m already two seconds sub qualifying time time.” says Robinson. Freshman Whitney Migrants is said to be doing very well achieving all of her higher dives by her fellow diver VonKrosigk. Senior Emily Spiegelberg says, “Especially the juniors are doing well this year with qualifying.”  Spiegelberg also believes that the seniors this year are at a higher level of leadership.

  The coach of the SHS lady swim team Brent Moore says his swimmers do a lot more dry land fitness such as crossfit and running outside. “He’s making our practices a lot harder because we’re better than we were. He’s showing us where we can be.” The lady divers got a new trampoline and harness to work on their flips before they do them in the water. “It’s really helped us with our dives. It makes us more accurate.” said VonKrosigk.